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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffTyler Date: May 25, 2003 12:44am
Forum: etree Subject: FTP etree09.archive.org speeds (Blazing!!)

Just a quick question.. i fired up a show to download by FTP on etree09.archive.org and got ~200 kbps! i haven't seen these speeds since late nov. 2002 before everyone knew baout the archive. is there any understanding why the transfer is so fast? is it because of the 'memorial day weekend reboot' that made things work better? If what is making this speed happen is understood, can it be transfered to the other 8 servers to increase their speed as well?

I do understand that we should all start moving to the IAFM, so we can help share our bandwidth, but i just wanted 3 songs from one show, not the enire show. I also feel this is a good example why the regular HTTP/FTP methods should never be eliminated totally, so when you just want one song you can fire up the FTP and grab it.

Long live the archive. Thanks for the music...

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJonathan Aizen Date: May 25, 2003 5:03am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: FTP etree09.archive.org speeds (Blazing!!)

There are probably some good explanations (I'll check to make sure etree09 is on the right side of the bandwidth link), but one possible idea: users are using IAFM, lowering the bandwidth on Archive servers, making more available to those who are using the servers directly for purposes such as yours.